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Little Phil : a reassessment of the Civil War leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan

Author: Eric J Wittenberg
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"In Little Phil, historian Eric J. Wittenberg reassesses the reputation of the legendary Union Army general, arguing that his war record has long been overrated. This controversial portrait challenges the existing laudatory literature on Sheridan and enhances our understanding of this famous, but altogether fallible, warrior"--Page 4 of cover.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Case studies
Named Person: Philip Henry Sheridan; Philip Henry Sheridan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Wittenberg
ISBN: 1574885480 9781574885484
OCLC Number: 61102323
Notes: Previously published: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2002.
Description: xxi, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Philip Henry Sheridan : a sketch of his life and career in the Civil War --
Sheridan as cavalry corps commander : mediocrity reigns --
Little Phil in the Shenandoah Valley : a victorious campaign bereft of decision --
Sheridan's disobedience to orders --
Little Phil's cavalier destruction of lives and careers --
Sheridan's mendacity --
Little Phil's finest moment : the pursuit of Robert E. Lee, Spring 1865 --
Conclusion : Philip Henry Sheridan reassessed.
Other Titles: Reassessment of the Civil War leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
Reassessment of the Civil War leadership of General Philip H. Sheridan
Responsibility: Eric J. Wittenberg ; foreword by Jeffry D. Wert.


Unlike Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. William T. Sherman, whose controversial Civil War-era reputations persist today, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan has been largely untouched by controversy. In  Read more...


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